Stay comfortable, casual and cruelty-free wearing vegan sandals from our curated collection. Whether for yourself or a discerning woman in your life, you can buy any of these sandals with the assurance that they're free of animal-derived materials and by-products.
What are “vegan” women’s sandals?
Vegan women’s sandals are simply sandals that only use materials (including dyes and adhesives) that are not derived from, or tested on animals, and as a result are considered vegan and cruelty-free. Women's vegan sandals can come in a variety of colours and styles, and can be made from different natural and synthetic materials.
What materials are used to make vegan women’s sandals?
Vegan sandals can be made from any combination of natural and synthetic cruelty-free materials and fibres, including:
- Canvas (made from cotton, hemp, linen, or other materials)
- Synthetic vegan leather (made from PU, PVC, microfibre, or various other materials)
- Natural vegan leather (derived from pineapples, mushrooms, kelp, or other plants)
- Various other materials
What styles for women’s sandals are there?
Women’s vegan sandals come in many different styles, including (but not limited to):
- Flip flops
- Open thongs
- Closed back thongs
- Closed toe
- Open toe
- Strapped slide-ons
- Ankle strapped
- Embellished flats
Why buy sandals that are vegan?
All styles and colours of women’s sandals can be made without the use of animal materials, by-products and testing. They can pull off the same, look, feel and function as their animal material-based counterparts. Why harm something that you don’t have to?
Does buying one pair of vegan sandals really make a difference?
Yes, and it’s a simple yet effective form of animal activism! Here’s how it works; by purchasing vegan sandals (or any other ‘vegan’ product, for that matter), you’re telling manufacturers and designers that there’s a market for these animal-friendly products. Revenue coming in from these products will help support the product line, so more of them can be made. Demand fuels supply. This also works two ways; the more vegan sandals leaving shelves, the more leather sandals that sit on shelves and collect dust. This means that ultimately, the leather sandals won't get re-ordered by retailers. This sends the message to companies that the market for cruelty-derived products is shrinking; lack of demand fuels lack of supply.
Are women’s vegan sandals expensive?
Similar to their non-vegan counterparts, the cost to make vegan and cruelty-free women’s sandals can vary quite a bit from one company and one pair to the next, due to differences in materials used and production methods that are in place. As a result, their retail prices will vary quite a bit; some pairs are quite affordable, whereas others would be considered luxury items; most fall somewhere in between these two ends of the spectrum.
Should I get rid of non-vegan sandals that I already own?
This is a controversial topic within the vegan community. In our opinion, it’s up to you to decide what you should do with your old sandals, and other non-vegan items. If you can’t even look at your leather closed-back thongs after you turn vegan, then give them away or sell them. Alternatively, if you want to keep wearing them until they've outlived their usefulness due to the expense or inconvenience of replacing them, simply replace them with a vegan pair of thongs when the time is right. Whatever you do, try to avoid just throwing your old pairs away.
What companies make vegan sandals for women?
There are basically 2 types of companies that make women’s vegan sandals; companies that primarily make sandals using animal-derived materials and by-products, but choose to include vegan items to broaden their marketing reach, or for other reasons. Then, there are companies that exclusively make vegan sandals and footwear (and possibly other goods), for ethical, sustainability, business or other possible reasons. Some companies whose women's sandals are completely vegan include:
- Beyond Skin
- Cri de Coeur
- Bourgeois Boheme
- Mel Shoes
How do you choose which companies to list?
We keep a list of ladies footwear companies that we find via social media, word of mouth, by old-fashioned Google searches and by other methods, whose entire catalogue of sandals seems to be vegan. We contact these companies to check that they don’t use any animal-derived materials or testing in the making of these products. If we’re convinced the items are suitable for vegans, and they’re listed on Amazon for your shopping convenience, then we display them here for your shopping convenience!
Do you list vegan sandals from non-vegan companies?
Short answer, yes, long answer, it depends on the company. If we have a hard time getting straight and consistent answers from non-vegan companies with regard to which of their products are suitable for vegans, we won’t list their products. We just need to be 100% sure that the products we list for you here are cruelty-free and vegan-friendly. In the face of uncertainty, we won’t list a company’s products.
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